Hillhead Bookclub


Set in an old cinema, Hillhead Bookclub has nothing to do with books. It's a quirk-heavy venue that feels like a bunch of cool kids broke into some posh council chambers and threw a raucous bash. The too-cool-for-school West End bar, restaurant and party venue is littered with elaborate cornicing, leather Chesterfield couches, beautiful light fixtures and a heavily featured gramophone and stag's head. Add that to a bright blue wood panelled wall, surrounded by fairy lights, bunting and Nintendo and ping pong playing trendsters, and you have yourself a paradoxical wonderland. 

Food comes as a range of quirky comforts like brisket and chicken pot pie with an extensive veggie menu that offers "more than just mushroom risotto". To drink is a vast range of unique cocktails as well as your regular beers and spirits. A heady schedule of guest acts and in-house DJs churning out a mix of retro classics and the latest trendy musical outputs, has garnered the Hillhead Bookclub a rather cult following. The BYOB nights are the stuff of legend and the Tuesday craft club is a firm favourite among the Pinteresting patrons. This place might be a little try hard, but it's party hearty punters clearly appreciate the effort.  

What's on

Say It Ain't Sew
Become a dab hand at darning, a blinder at buttons and cracker at crochet with Say It Ain't Sew, a free weekly sewing and craft class, everyTuesday…

Every Tuesday

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Lady Balls Bingo
Join the Hillhead Bookclub every last Wednesday of the month for a must-try evening of Lady Balls Bingo antics. Whether you've got two fat ladies…

Every 4th Wednesday of the month

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Friday With DJ Kev Stevens
There’s already plenty of reasons to celebrate the last Friday of the month, but the night of sweet disco beats that reigns down upon Hillhead…

Every 4th Friday of the month

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  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No Door Charge
  • Casual


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 0:00
Tuesday 11:00 0:00
Wednesday 11:00 0:00
Thursday 11:00 0:00
Friday 11:00 0:00
Saturday 10:00 0:00
Sunday 10:00 0:00



Hillhead Bookclub, 17, Vinicombe Street, G12 8BQ


West End


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves American, Brunch, International and Pub Food food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Down home favourites like pies and stews as well as a better than your average, veggie offering. (Venison stew £8.50, bean burger £7.50)

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Customer Reviews (9)

Our Review

Hillhead Book Club - Glasgow Bar Review

Hillhead Book Club - Glasgow Bar Review

Hillhead Book Club to many may sound like a straight-laced, head nodding night out but this book club has quite a few stories waiting to be told.  The Venue Housed in an old  Art-Deco styled cinema with paint peeling off the walls outside, friends may raise a few eyebrows as they follow you…